Children with social learning challenges thrive ...

        when their parents and teachers are confident and supportive in helping them learn how to navigate the social world. I'm honored to bring together my professional expertise, education, and personal experience to serve parents , teachers, and other adults who want to learn more about accepting children for who they are while supporting their social growth.

As a school counselor who specializes in social learning, and as a consultant to several schools, I have an insider's understanding of both the difficulties and the possibilities in fostering social growth. As a professional with a mental health background and years of experience running a well-regarded social skills practice, I am trained to think clinically and to collaborate with colleagues with a variety of professional points of view. But it is because of my experience as a parent of two different kinds of social learners that my heart is in my work. 

My offerings center on helping parents and teachers develop confidence and skill in supporting the healthy development of children with social learning challenges, including:

  • Parent support in understanding and accepting a diagnosis
  • Consulting with schools on supporting students' social learning
  • Professional development for faculty, administrators, and other helping professionals

Please contact me at kelly@kellypriestassociates.com if you would like to find out more about working with me as a private consultant, attending my workshops or parent education series, or consider me as a speaker on social learning for parents or faculty.